Blanchard's transsexualism typology is a psychological typology of gender dysphoriatranssexualismand fetishistic transvestismcreated by Ray Blanchard through the s and s, building on the work of prior researchers, including his colleague, Kurt Freund. Blanchard categorized trans women into two groups: " homosexual transsexuals " who are attracted exclusively to men, and who seek sex reassignment surgery because they are feminine in both behavior and appearance; and "autogynephilic transsexuals" who are sexually aroused at the idea of having a female body. Before Blanchard, the idea that some types were not transsexual at all was a recurring theme in scholarly literature.
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His post-doctoral research looked at the clinical castration of sex offenders, which led him to join the Clark Institute for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario, before he became their head of Clinical Sexology Services in Blanchard further maintains that there are four types of autogynephiliac. Transvestic autogynephiliacs are aroused by the act or fantasy of wearing female clothing, while behavioural autogynephilia is arousal from the act of performing actions generally regarded as feminine such as household chores, depilation, or putting on make-up.
She wants much the same things that you do; she dreams of a loving husband and adopting children. The other kind were quite ordinary boys growing up… but they had a deep dark secret… they wanted to be girls… because they were autogynephilic. Autogynephilia may express itself in childhood, but is especially noticable in adolescence.
Grayson Perry, a successful British potter, has from the age of 10 enjoyed dressing up as a woman. I am just a bloke in a dress. It was coined by Toronto sexologist Ray Blanchard of the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and describes men who get sexual pleasure from seeing themselves as women.
Sex sells. That tenet is a mainstay of modern marketing. For decades everything from toothpaste to new cars have been marketed using the suggestion of sex.
Modernity is supposed to be about Progress, progress being made possible by Science, which discovers the Truth about nature. This is so unlike the obscurantism of the old days, where religion blinded and oppressed humanity with dogma and sheer nastiness. To some extent yes, and traditional Catholics in Europe like to tell the tale of the evil Masonic lodges waging a centuries long war against the Church.